Robotics Industry News
ABB Introduces First Ever Line of SCARA Robots, Designed for Applications Requiring Fast, Repeatable and Precise Movements
ABB Inc. Posted 02/03/2016
The IRB 910 SC has a maximum payload of 6 kg, three different reach options and is IP54-rated for optimum protection against dust and liquids
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – ABB has introduced the IRB 910SC, its first ever line of SCARA (Selective Compliance Articulated Robot Arm) robots. The latest addition to the ABB small robot portfolio, the IRB 910SC has a maximum payload of 6 kg, and is available in reaches of 450 mm, 550 mm and 650 mm. The single arm robot is able to operate in a confined space and is tabletop mountable. All variants are modular by design, with differing linking arm lengths allowing end users to specify the optimal reach required for a specific application.
“When designing the IRB 910SC, we emphasized speed and accuracy,” says Phil Crowther, ABB product manager for small robots. “While small in size, our IRB 910SC robots incorporate the same high performance and design concepts as other ABB small robots such as superior path control and accuracy in a compact footprint.”
The new ABB SCARA robot is designed for a variety of general-purpose applications requiring fast, repeatable and articulate point-to-point movements. Target applications include small parts assembly, material handling, tray kitting, component placement, parts inspection, laboratory automation, prescription drug dispensing and other applications requiring rapid cycle times, high precision and unmatched reliability.
Each SCARA variant is IP54-rated for optimum protection against dust and liquids and a Clean Room ISO-5 option is under development.
ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 140,000 people.
About ABB Robotics
ABB Robotics is a leading supplier of industrial robots - also providing robot software, peripheral equipment, modular manufacturing cells and service for tasks such as welding, handling, assembly, painting and finishing, picking, packing, palletizing and machine tending. Key markets include automotive, plastics, metal fabrication, foundry, electronics, machine tools, pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries. A strong solutions focus helps manufacturers improve productivity, product quality and worker safety. ABB has installed more than 250,000 robots worldwide.
All ABB Robotics' products are fully supported by the ABB Robotics’ global sales and service organization in 53 countries and over 100 locations.